Top 5 Best books for highway engineering || Full Explained

Hello, friends in this article I explained the top 5 best books for highway engineering as per my point of view. Also, I give a review of this highway engineering reference books, why these books are best. So read full article. I hope by reading this article your confusion is clear about best highway engineering books.

Best Books for Highway engineering

  1. Highway engineering by khanna and justo
  2. Highway Engineering by L.R.kadiyali
  3. Transportation Engineering by C. Venkatramaiah
  4. Highway Engineering by Rangwala
  5. Highway Engineering by D.R.Phatak

1. Highway Engineering by Khanna & Justo

It is one of the best books for highway engineering which is provided by Indian authors. Most of the colleges and university recommended this book. It is a great book that fulfill all content of highway engineering with full description.

Highway engineering by khanna and justo

This book shall be useful for BE/B-TECH or ME/M-TECH students. This book also includes the content of Traffic engineering which is absolutely great because some universities recommended traffic engineering and teach with highway engineering subjects.


Content of highway engineering by khanna & justo
  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING
  3. HIGHWAY ALIGNMENT AND SURVEYS
  4. HIGHWAY GEOMETRIC DESIGN
  5. TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
  6. HIGHWAY MATERIALS
  7. DESIGN OF HIGHWAY PAVEMENTS
  8. HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION
  9. SOIL STABILIZED ROADS
  10. HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE
  11. HIGHWAY DRAINAGE
  12. HILL ROADS
  13. ROAD SIDE DEVELOPMENT
  14. HIGHWAY ECONOMIC AND FINANCE
Pros Cons
  • Best book for highway engineering recommended by all university and colleges.
  • All topics clear and explain in details.
  • Easy to Understand (not complicated in understanding)
  • Book include all type of numerical.
  • Books published by Indian authors
  • Including traffic engineering
  • Less price.
  • Less images
  • Not included colourful images
  • Book size is small
  • Not easy in reading

2. Highway Engineering by L.R.kadiyali

It is also one of the best books for highway engineering which is also published by Indian author and publication. Book publish by khanna publication and author of this book is Dr. L.R. Kadiyali. Best book for highway engineering including all content of highway engineering.

Highway Engineering by L.R.kadiyali

This book of Highway Engineering shall be useful for B. E. /B. Tech and M.E/M. Tech students of Civil Engineering. It shall also be useful for practicing Engineering and designers.


Content of highway engineering by L.R. Kadiyali.
  1. DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHWAYS
  2. HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION FINANCE
  3. ROAD USER THE VEHICLE
  4. GEOMETRIC DESIGN
  5. DESIGN SURVEYS, SOILS AGGREGATES, INVESTIGATIONS TESTS
  6. DESIGN, DRAWING, ESTIMATES PROJECTS REPORT
  7. ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF HIGHWAY PROJECTS
  8. EMBANKMENT DESIGN CONSTRUCTION
  9. TYPES OF PAVEMENTS FACTORS GOVERNING PAVEMENT DESIGN
  10. PAVEMENT MATERIALS
  11. DESIGN OF FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS
  12. RIGID PAVEMENTS
  13. SOIL STABILISATION
  14. GRANULAR SUB-BASES, BASES SURFACE COURSES
  15. BRICK, STONE CEMENT CONCRETE BLOCK PAVEMENTS
  16. HILL ROADS
  17. RURAL ROADS (LOW VOLUME ROADS)
  18. URBAN ROADS
  19. EXPRESSWAYS
  20. TOLL ROADS
  21. DESERT ROADS
  22. ROADS IN SWAMPY WATER-LOGGED AREAS IN BLACK COTTON SOILS
  23. ROAD CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY
  24. ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMMING MANAGEMENT
  25. HIGHWAY DRAINAGE
  26. CROSS-DRAINAGE STRUCTURES
  27. ROAD ACCIDENT HIGHWAY DESIGN
  28. ROAD SIGNS
  29. ROAD MARKINGS
  30. RAFFIC SIGNALS
  31. HIGHWAY SAFETY APPURTENANCES
  32. HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE
  33. PAVEMENT EVALUATION
  34. OVERLAY DESIGN CONSTRUCTION
  35. USE OF GEOSYNTHETICS
  36. ENVIRONMENTAL, L AND SCAPING ARBORICULTURE
  37. AIRPORT ENGINEERING
Pros Cons
  • Best book for highway engineering recommended by most of university and colleges.
  • All topics of highway engineering as well as airport engineering explain in details.
  • Easy to Understand (not complicated in understanding)
  • Book include all type of numerical.
  • Books published by Indian authors
  • Includes Airport engineering
  • Less images
  • Not included colourful images
  • High price compare to Khanna and justo
  • Not included Traffic Engineering
  • Not easy in reading

3. Transportation Engineering by C. Venkatramaiah

Transportation Engineering by C. Venkatramaiah volume-1 is the best books for highway engineering. Volume-1 of this book is especially for highway engineering which is including all highway engineering syllabus with full details.

Transportation Engineering by C. Venkatramaiah

The book is published by an Indian author. C. Venkatramaiah has over four decades of teaching experience in a wide variety of subjects in civil engineering. He retired as a professor of civil engineering from S V University College of Engineering, Tirupati.

He obtained his BE degree from Andhra University, MSc (Engineering) from Madras University, and PhD from IIT Madras. He has authored books in the areas of geotechnical engineering, surveying, engineering mechanics and structural analysis.


Content of Transportation Engineering by C. Venkatramaiah volume-1
  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. HISTORICAL ASPECTS OF HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING
  3. HIGHWAY ALIGNMENT AND SURVEYS
  4. GEOMETRIC DESIGN OF HIGHWAYS
  5. TRAFFIC ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC REGULATION
  6. HIGHWAY INTERSECTION
  7. HIGHWAY MATERIAL
  8. HIGHWAY PAVEMENT DESIGN
  9. HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND DRAINAGE
  10. HILL ROADS AND SPECIAL ROADS
  11. HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE
  12. ROADSIDE DEVELOPMENT AND ARBORICULTURE
  13. HIGHWAY ECONOMICS, FINANCING AND ADMINISTRATION
Pros Cons
  • Best book for highway engineering recommended by Civil Engineering Web
  • All topics of highway engineering as well as Traffic engineering explain in details.
  • Easy to Understand (not complicated in understanding)
  • Book include all type of numerical.
  • Book include all highway test details as per I.S.Codes
  • Books published by Indian authors
  • Includes Traffic engineering
  • Easy in reading
  • Less images
  • Not included colourful images
  • Not included Prctical field images
  • High price compare to other publisher

4. Highway Engineering by Rangwala

Highway engineering by Rangwala is also the best books for highway engineering published by charotar publishing houses. This is also published by an Indian author. It fulfills all content of highway engineering.

Highway Engineering by Rangwala

Content of Highway engineering by Rangwala
  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. HIGHWAY PLANNING AND ALIGNMENT
  3. GEOMETRICAL DESIGN OF HIGHWAYS
  4. LOW COST ROADS
  5. BITUMINOUS ROADS
  6. CEMENT CONCRETE ROADS
  7. TESTS FOR HIGHWAY MATERIALS
  8. DESIGN OF HIGHWAY PAVEMENTS
  9. OTHER TYPES OF PAVEMENTS
  10. HILL ROADS
  11. HIGHWAY DRAINAGE
  12. HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE
  13. HIGHWAY MAKING MACHINERIES
  14. TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
  15. HIGHWAY ECONOMICS
  16. APPENDIX 1 : TYPICAL TRAFFIC SIGNS
  17. APPENDIX 2 : ABBREVIATED TERM
Pros Cons
  • Best book for highway engineering
  • All topics of highway engineering explain in details.
  • Easy to Understand (not complicated in understanding)
  • Book include all type of numerical.
  • Books published by Indian authors
  • Appendix Given
  • Less Price
  • Less images
  • Not included traffic engineering
  • Not included Prctical field images
  • Not easy to read

5. HIGHWAY ENGINEERING BY D.R.PHATAK

Highway engineering by D.R.Phatak is also one of the best books for highway engineering which is published by nirali publication. This book also includes all content of highway engineering including traffic engineering. This book is not suggested by any university or college then many people prepare for highway engineering exam by this book.

Highway Engineering by D.R.Phatak

Content of Highway engineering by D.R.Phatak
  1. HISTORY, FUTURE AND THE MANAGEMENT OF HIGHWAYS
  2. CLASSIFICATION OF ROAD
  3. TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
  4. HIGHWAY ALIGNMENT
  5. GEOMETRIC DESIGN OF HIGHWAY
  6. HIGHWAY DRAINAGE
  7. HIGHWAY MATERIALS
  8. THE RIGID PAVEMENTS
  9. THE FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS
  10. APPENDIX
Pros Cons
  • All topics of highway engineering explain in details.
  • Easy to Understand (not complicated in understanding)
  • Includes Traffic Engineering
  • Books published by Indian authors
  • Appendix Given
  • Less Price
  • Less images
  • Less numericals
  • Not included Prctical field images

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